Psst…family!

You know you are a true Trini if, among a long list of other things…. You’ve called someone (or been called) chunkalunks, thick thing, family (even if she’s not remotely related to you!) doo-do, dahlin’, reds, breds, horse or partner.

Source: Dictionary of the Engligh / Creole of Trinidad & Tobago

It’s very rare that families get together.  Typically nuptials and funerals are the only opportunities to reconnect.   Fortuitously, the Haitians, Americans, and Trinidadians were able to connect this weekend; in celebration of my sister’s wedding.  Folks travelled in from far and wide to part take in the festivities.  Between the Haitians and Trinidadians, it was real bacchanal.

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The after party called for an impromptu pot of pelau at Leeds Creek circle where the blag lasted late into the night.

A good time was had by all until the next wedding.  Laters family safe travels, ah gorn!

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